health safety and environment

Elliot Lake's Legacy: The Miners' Fight for Safety with the USW Union

Dive into the compelling history of Elliot Lake, once a burgeoning uranium mining town in northern Ontario, through the eyes of its miners and their brave fight for occupational health and safety. This documentary uncovers the harrowing journey of the workers, from the town's rapid growth and decline to the resurgence of mining with deadly consequences. Witness the power of unity as the United Steelworkers (USW) Union champions the miners' rights, leading a groundbreaking wildcat strike that changed the landscape of labor laws and health regulations. Join us in honoring the legacy of Elliot Lake's miners and the USW's relentless pursuit of a safer workplace for all.

We washed our hands and faces with benzne

๐Ÿšจ Former tire builder and USW National Director for Canada, Marty Warren, shares a shocking revelation from his past work experience. Workers unknowingly used a toxic and carcinogenic chemical called benzene as a hand cleaner and rubber enhancer. The Right to Know and Right to Protect legislation exposed this dangerous practice, emphasizing the need for robust worker protection laws. Stay informed and stay safe! #WorkerSafety #RightToKnow #ToxicChemicals ๐Ÿงค๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿญ

Exposing Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace: Steelworker Union Fights for Justice and Accountability

Marty Warren, USW Canadian National Director addresses the 2023 USW Health, Safety, and Environment conference. He shares his personal experience working at a tire plant where workers were exposed to toxic chemicals without proper protective measures. Warren highlights the union's history of fighting for the rights of workers exposed to occupational diseases and discusses two recent incidents resulting in the deaths of Steelworkers. He encourages Steelworkers to continue demanding better enforcement of health and safety regulations and to never stop fighting for the safety of workers.

USW HSE Conference 2023: Tom Conway

Tom Conway, the International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) Union, addresses the 2023 USW Health Safety and Environment Conference in this powerful speech. He speaks about the history of workers' rights and the ongoing struggle for safety and health in the workplace. Conway emphasizes the importance of protecting workers, supporting legislative committees, and looking out for new people entering the workforce. He also touches on changing workplaces, the rise in injuries, and violence in the healthcare industry. Watch the full speech now, and let's work together to ensure the safety and well-being of all workers. #workersrights #safetyandhealth #UnitedSteelworkers

Transforming Lives: The Impact of DOE Training Programs at the Paducah Site

Hear from workers and trainers at the Paducah Site in Kentucky about the Department of Energy (DOE) training programs that have transformed their lives. The United Steelworkers Tony Mazzocchi Center (USWTMC), funded by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in cooperation with the DOE, provides health and safety training for workers, with senior workers training juniors. The program has positively impacted people's lives, providing opportunities for knowledgeable individuals who may not have had a chance otherwise. The DOE's deactivation and remediation mission for the site began in 2014, with the union involved in ensuring employee safety. Learn about the importance of craft workers and the value of training students for these roles in this inspiring video.

USW Memorial Scroll 2023

A list of bargaining unit members, supervisors, and contractors killed in USW workplaces from August 23, 2019 to April 11, 2023. May they rest in peace, power, and solidarity.

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2019 USW HSE Memorial Scroll

A memoriam of those who died at USW and CWA work sites between March 27, 2018 and August 23, 2019. "Pray fo the dead. Fight like hell for the living." - Mother Jones

Safe staffing is essential!

Comprehensive safe staffing practices that recognize the vital role that every health care worker plays in delivering quality patient care is essential in order to make Kaiser Permanente the best place to work and receive care.

2018 USW HSE Conference: The New View of Safety with Todd Conklin

The New View of safety provides a fresh look at unsafe workplace conditions and resulting injuries to workers. Todd Conklin, speaking at the 2018 USW Health, Safety and Environment Conference on March 29, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA, provides an overview of the New View of safety to the 1600 conference participants. The presentation is informative and entertaining to help workers and employers provide better health and safety management at their workplace.

USW HSE Memorial Scroll 2018

A video scroll honoring the names of the USW/CWA brothers and sisters who fell victim to occupational fatalities from August 13, 2016 to March 5, 2018. May they rest in peace.

Westray: We Will Never Stop

May 9, 2017, marked 25 years since the Westray disaster and the USW, along with family members, elected officials and other unions gathered to commemorate the tragedy and continue the campaign to enforce the law.

USW In Memoriam 2014-2017

A list of the brothers and sisters who went to work and did not return home. From August 2014 - March 2017.

USW Memorial Scroll 2016

A memorial scroll to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. May 2015 to Aug. 2016.

Their Son was Killed on the Job

It's all about safety

USW oil workers have been forced into an unfair labor practice strike. The workers are fighting to secure fair contracts that will protect the health and safety of workers and communities. The oil industry is the richest in the world, but their greed and their bad faith bargaining has stalled efforts to improve conditions in their workplaces. The industry has refused to address serious health and safety issues.

One Day Longer. One Day Stronger.

February 6, 2015. United Steelworkers rally in downtown Houston after rejecting a contract offer. The companies' bad faith bargaining, including refusal to bargain over mandatory subjects and undue delays in providing information, impeded bargaining and led to the strike

Mulcair: Stop The Killing

Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair addresses the delegates at the 2014 United Steelworkers convention

Life in a Mining Town

USW International President, Leo W. Gerard, talks about what it's like to grow up in a mining town.

Still Out of Control

The story of corporate disregard for plant safety and public health in the petro-chemical industry.